3.6 Proportion of children living in homes using solid fuel, an ENHIS fact sheet



This summary presents the proportion of children living in homes where solid fuel is used for cooking and heating. It provides information about related health risks, the policy relevance and context and an assessment of the situation in the WHO European Region. Suggestions for further monitoring and information on underlying data are also provided.

Solid fuel use for cooking in homes in the 25 Member States of the WHO European Region in 2005 varied from nearly zero to nearly 50%. In some central Asian countries, use of solid fuels has fallen substantially compared to previous estimates. Children are more exposed to health hazards related to the use of solid fuel in rural than in urban areas.